A move is a compact, specific training unit with a defined goal. The move can be carried out during the daily work routine and is based on the principles of Kaizen. Through the use of moves, skills can be trained and knowledge enhanced - individually or as a team.
Each individual move requires time and some repetitions, so that it is not only mechanically processed, but incorporated into the repertoire of daily behavior. Giving yourself time in this process is important to develop an understanding for the changes which this training unit sets in motion for you and your team, and to establish new working Habits.
After each move is completed, the focus turns to considering the next meaningful training step in regards to the goal (iterative approach).
Each move is a small step towards a personal goal, and it requires a decision about what you yourself are prepared to do in order to achieve this goal. This decision is reflected in a Commitment.
Each move is a small increment which consists of
- a specific task
- a time limit
- A statement about how the results of the training are reviewed and shared among the team.
A move needs to be documented in writing. The format of the Training Card has proven to be useful for documentation; however, any form of written documentation which the participants agree upon is fine.
The greatest added value comes from having a team of at least two reviewers which are onboard throughout the training process, acknowledging the execution of the move, providing feedback and signing off on moves to authorize them, so that team members can be certified for their moves(see Certification).
If there is not yet enough personal Commitment in the team to facilitate carrying out a move among the team or with several reviewers (for instance, because there still isn’t sufficient confidence or openness) a move can be carried out alone or with a single training partner. This is perfectly acceptable in the beginning stages; however, it limits the impact of the training.
Areas of Application
Diverse areas have emerged in which training moves have proven to be beneficial: